Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tomorrows the day!!

Well- tomorrow I actually get off my backside and do some exercise for a change! Feeling heaps better today ( finally!) so I can put it off no longer. I'm deciding that I am deep down a lazy sod who would be a real couch potato given half a chance. I seem to slide into inactivity easily- but then again I slide into activity just as quickly! lol. Tomorrow brings the cycle class and then ahhhhhhhhhh- yoga!! Bliss!

Monday, March 30, 2009


I've been thinking and deciding that I need some goals in my life- fitness goals. Once this run is over and I'm feeling back to my normal self I'm going to try and do some mini triathalons. Not competetive ones but something that I can organise myself. I'm too poor a swimmer and have too many injuries to ever do this competitively but there's no reason why I can't set myself to do them by myself- lol- then at least I'll always get over the finish line first! My first challenge will be - 500m swim- 10km bike - 4km run. That is definitely achievable separately so the challenge will be one after the other.
I'm not working tonight- decided I needed another day to recover from my 'op'. I'm beginning to enjoy these workless nights!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Getting back on track

I ran/walked 3 km this morning- rather reluctantly- so at least ventured forward instead of standing still like I have all week! I'm hoping that the more consistent training I've done in the weeks leading up to this will hold me in good stead next Sun when I do the run for the kids. Heard from my daughter ( Catherine) that she ran 10k today so she will most probably run out of sight from me! Atleast it will be good to be at the starting line together. It always amazes me how much you can do when the pressure is on- I'm thinking ( and hoping) that I will be able to run much more when I'm surrounded by people and distracted from thinking of all the sore and puffy bits I'm lugging around! lol- I sound like I'm about to put one foot in the grave!!! I'll keep you posted !

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lazy week again!

Having a lazy sort of week again- had a 'procedure' on Tues which meant an anaesthetic and that has left me feeling rather achey and whoozie- not really enough to forgo ALL training- but I guess a week off here or there isn't the end of the world as long as I get back into it next week! Run for the Kids is on the weekend after this one- 5th April. Yikes! perhaps I should have been a bit more vigilant with exercise. It's prob time to 'taper' - lol - how can you 'taper' from 'nothing'!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All this stuff!

Just added a new 'gadget' which has appeared at the end of my blog. Not sure if I have to do anything else or if it just records people who leave msgs! Maybe one of those useless gadgets I seem to collect! Had a day at home today and got stuck into the 'jobs'- named all my shoe boxes so when I next need a particular pair of shoes I DON'T have to ransack the whole cupboard! lol. And that job led me to the next and the next and then next- are you getting the picture???

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


ohms! OHMS! I just loved the yoga this morning! Haven't done a class for ages so it was great to get back to it. I'm not an avid yoga person and have only done it for several months a few years ago- but I felt so good after it. I realise how 'unbendy' I am when I see all the others bent over near the floor and I'm stiffly half bent over! Never mind- I will improve!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Got home tonight at 6.30pm and needed to leave to go out to tea with friends by 6.45. Home again by 9.30pm and then it was a rush to get stuff together for tomorrow. 6.30am- bike class, 10.45am- Yoga 12.20pm- bible study, 4.45pm- clients for personal training. Inbetween I need to go to tafe to do some preparation. So- it was a case of packing enough changes of clothes so that when I step out the door in the morning at 6.15 I have everything with me. AHA! the penny dropped!!! Why don't I come HOME after cycle and shower at home etc etc etc and then go on my way to the rest of the stuff. So now I'm lazing around without the pressure of preparation- ahhhhhh bliss! lol
Had a great workout this morning- run on treaddy, a bit later all over body work out and now with very tired triceps! Yaaaahh- I love this feeling. Didn't weigh myself today though- not sure what they would say!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Some days are diamonds- some days are NOT!!

Dragged myself around the lake this morning! last week was far easier. Started the morning with a pounding head which translated itself to a stitch on the second lap. Had to stop a couple of time which I never usually do ( cos I figure if I do that once it will get easier and easier to stop when it gets hard!!- gotta flog yourself sometimes!). However I did stop but that didn't actually help the stitch so I thought better to keep running and get it over and done with. The third lap I ran and walked which was much easier and the last lap I connected up with my friend and we walked. So- I covered 12k- running 6 more or less straight through and covering the rest with about2kms of run and the rest of walk. The 14.7k by April is looking okayish I guess. I'll get through even if I have to crawl! Gym after that which was also hard- perhaps I should have just stayed in bed today! lol. I just cannot do anymore than 4kg for front raised and lat raises- at least not without losing form. grrrrrrrr. On a good note- managed to leg press 110 kg on thurs which is big for me- and left me with a good amount of DOMS!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Just like the old days!

Did my cycle class this morning and sweated quite a bit! I think I'm pushing myself harder- at least I'm trying to. Then off to the gym I work at to do another class- 50/50. half aerobics and half step. Thought I'd try it as I haven't done an aerobics or step class for AGES! It was great fun! Not sure that these classes do an awful lot of good but they make up for that by the fun factor. I now have immense admiration for aerobic teachers- I'm finding it so hard with my 50's class! I think the memory grey matter is suffering- lol. I guess it's just practice, practice practice!

Monday, March 09, 2009

The good , the bad and the Ugly!

Felt really off this week- must have had a sort of virussy buggy thingy. Headaches, a bit of nausea and those flickering eyes that are associated with migranes. Anyway because of this I didn't work out on Tues and thought I'd give my early wed cycle class a miss. The thurs came and I felt a bit better but thought I'd prob better not do my usual second workout of the week and by the time friday morning came- well- after a week of not feeling good I wasn't about to plunge into the pool for my friday swim! Hmmmmm..... it's made me realise how easy it is to get out of routine and justify not doing stuff. I generally love exercise but the excuses were really easy to find!
The good of this is- on Saturday I took myself in hand and ran 6k then 3 k walk. Followed by a harder than usual workout, Sun morning my usual hour walk and Monday a beautiful lovely magnificent 37k bike ride up the warby trail. Every man and his dog ( literally!!) were there too.
So- I feel I've made some amends for my slackarse week and it was a good reminder of how easy it is to slip back into slothdom!!
Have a great week every one!

Saturday, March 07, 2009


I'm Baaaack! I'm back in the saddle again........I'm Baaaaack........back in the saddle again ( Aerosmith)
Anyhow- I'm back on line at home again! Sorted out computer problems it seems - that doesn't mean I've solved printer problems, but that's another story!!
I still hate computers though:(((
I'm looking at doing a certificate 4 in training and assessment. It's something I need to do if I teach adults. I can do it through the tafe I'm working at and it's a lot cheaper but it does involve 17 SATURDAYS!!!! I love my Saturdays and am VERY reluctant to give them up. At present I'm looking at doing it elsewhere (at a mighty cost!) the best I can see so far is a correspondence course- I just need to make sure I have the discipline to do it. I sent away for the 'older adults fitness' course and haven't really done much of that yet.
We had a drive through Yarra Glen today to look at the fire damage. They didn't get hit as hard as Kinglake or Marysville but it certainly was sobering and extensive. Just horrible:(